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Applications are now open for the next programme which will run from June to November 2017. Individuals from community businesses in Southern, Central and East England are eligible for this programme. 

To receive more information and an application form, please complete the form below.

Deadline for applications May 15th

"You can’t overestimate how much you gain from getting to know a group of leaders from social businesses at a similar stage of development to your own – I’ve found it fascinating. Providing a space to step back and look at the bigger picture of what we do and why we do it – as well as getting our ideas and assumptions examined by experts in the sector – is extremely useful."

Jenny Coles

Plymouth Energy Community

This came at exactly the right time for both our organisation, and for me personally. I've done a lot of training in the past and it's rare to find something this good; the content, delivery and other participants have been exceptional.

Andrew Davey

Crediton Community Bookshop

 What will I do and learn?

  • The programme runs over 6 months from June – Nov 2017.
  • Power to Change are funding the programme so it is free to take part. You will need to contribute towards your costs for attending the training sessions.
  • You’ll attend a two day training session every month.
  • Each month we’ll focus on different aspects of leadership and development, from business strategy, to understanding community dynamics, to navigating investment and financing.

Find out more in our full guidance document

Inclusivity

Power to Change is committed to the advancement of equality, diversity and inclusion. It seeks to be a genuinely fair and inclusive organisation by advancing equality and diversity through all its policies and practices.  Power to Change believes diversity drives great outcomes through encouraging the different points of view that come from a diverse workforce. Power to Change believes that people from different backgrounds can bring fresh ideas, thinking and approaches which make the way we work more powerful, more innovative and effective.  Power to Change encourages and welcomes applications, whether for jobs, support or funding, from people from all backgrounds who are looking to make a real difference to the lives of their local communities.

Data

By applying to this programme you agree for the personal data you submit to be shared with all the project partners and future partners involved in the programme. Project partners are currently the RSA, Power to Change, RIO and Sheffield University Management School. Your personal data will not be shared with other third parties and will only be used for purposes in relation to the Power to Change programme.